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  • Ryan Bingham: You know that moment when you look into somebody's eyes and you can feel them staring into your soul and the whole world goes quiet just for a second?
    Natalie Keener: Yes!
    Ryan Bingham: Right. Well, I don't.


  • Natalie Keener: Hungry much?
    Ryan Bingham: Our business expense allots forty dollars each for dinner. I plan on grabbing as many miles as I can.
    Natalie Keener: Okay, you got to fill me in on the miles thing. What is that about? You're talking about, like, frequent flyer miles?
    Ryan Bingham: You really want to know?
    Natalie Keener: I'm dying to know.
    Ryan Bingham: I don't spend a nickel, if I can help it, unless it somehow profits my mileage account.
    Natalie Keener: So, what are you saving up for? Hawaii? South of France?
    Ryan Bingham: It's not like that. The miles are the goal Let's just say that I have a number in mind and I haven't hit it yet.
    Natalie Keener: That's it? You're saving just to save? That's a little abstract. What's the target?
    Ryan Bingham: I'd rather not...
    Natalie Keener: Is it a secret target?
    Ryan Bingham: It's ten million miles.
    Natalie Keener: Okay. Isn't ten million just a number?
    Ryan Bingham: Pi's just a number.
    Natalie Keener: Well, we all need a hobby. No, I- I- I don't mean to belittle your collection. I get it. It sounds cool.
    Ryan Bingham: I'd be the seventh person to do it. More people have walked on the moon.
    Natalie Keener: Do they throw you a parade?
    Ryan Bingham: You get lifetime executive status. You get to meet the chief pilot, Maynard Finch.
    Natalie Keener: Wow.
    Ryan Bingham: And they put your name on the side of a plane.
    Natalie Keener: Men get such hardons from putting their names on things. You guys don't grow up. It's like you need to pee on everything.


  • Natalie Keener: Please, for the love of God, can I fire the next one.


  • Ryan Bingham: I thought I was a part of your life.
    Alex Goran: I thought we signed up for the same thing.
    Ryan Bingham: Try and help me understand exactly what it is that you signed up for.
    Alex Goran: I thought our relationship was perfectly clear. I mean, you're an escape. You're a break from our normal lives. You're a...a parenthesis.


  • Ryan Bingham: '' I'm like my mother, I stereotype. It's faster. ''
    Ryan Bingham: I'm like my mother, I stereotype. It's faster.


  • Ryan Bingham: I'm like my mother, I stereotype. It's faster.


  • Natalie Keener: He broke up with me by text.
    Ryan Bingham: That's kind of like firing someone from a computer.


  • Ryan Bingham: Tonight most people will be welcomed home by jumping dogs and squealing kids, their spouses will ask about their day, tonight they'll sleep, the stars will wheel forth from their daytime hiding places and one of those lights slightly brighter than the rest will be my wing-tail passing over.


  • Ryan Bingham: Are You Angry at Your Computer?
    Ryan Bingham: Are you angry at your computer?
    Natalie Keener: I Type With Purpose.
    Natalie Keener: I type with purpose.


  • Natalie Keener: Wow, that was impressive. You gonna put that in your book?


  • Ryan Bingham: If you think about it, your favorite memories, the most important moments in your life... were you alone? Life's better with company.


  • Ryan Bingham: How much did they pay you to give up on your dreams?


  • Natalie Keener: How can you not think about that? How does it not even cross your mind that you might want a future with someone?
    Ryan Bingham: It's simple; you know that moment when you look into somebody's eyes and you can feel them staring into your soul and the whole world goes quiet... just for a second?
    Natalie Keener: Yes!
    Ryan Bingham: Right, well I don't.


  • Ryan Bingham: You know why kids love athletes?
    Bob: Because they screw lingerie models.
    Ryan Bingham: No, that's why we love athletes. Kids love them because they follow their dreams.


  • Natalie Keener: I'm not afraid to be married to my career. And I don't expect it to hold me in bed as I go to sleep.


  • Ryan Bingham: Appropriate? Ryan, I'm not some waitress you banged in a snowstorm. That word has no place in our vocabulary.


  • Alex Goran: Ryan, I'm not some waitress you banged in a snowstorm. That word has no meaning in our vocabulary.


  • Craig Gregory: Bingham, here's the boat. You wanna be in the boat?
    Ryan Bingham: Yeah. Alone.


  • Ryan Bingham: Tell me you're not taking this seriously.
    Craig Gregory: That's why we got the entire company off the road...because we're not taking it seriously.
    Craig Gregory: That's why we got the entire company off the road... because we're not taking it seriously.


  • Ryan Bingham: Everybody needs a co-pilot.
    Jim Miller: That was a nice touch.


  • Julie Bingham: Just because we can't travel, doesn't mean we can't have pictures!


  • Natalie Keener: We should dance!


  • Natalie Keener: (shouting over the party music) This was a great idea!


  • Alex Goran: Well, by the time someone's right for you, it won't feel like settling. And the only one there to judge you is the 23 year-old girl with a target on your back.
    Alex Goran: Yeah, but by the time someone is right for you it wonâ??t feel like itâ??s settling. And the only person there to judge you will be the 23-year-old girl with the target on your back.
    Alex Goran: Yeah, but by the time someone is right for you, it won't feel like settling. And the only person left to judge you will be the 23-year-old girl with a target on your back.


  • Alex Goran: You're young. You see settling as something of a failure.
    Alex Goran: You're young. Right now you see settling as some sort of failure.
    Natalie Keener: It is...by definition.
    Natalie Keener: It is, by definition.


  • Ryan Bingham: All you have to do today is watch, and listen. And when I talk about a strategy packet, hand them one of those.
    Natalie Keener: Sounds great.


  • Ryan Bingham: I'm fired?
    Natalie Keener: Yes, you're fired.
    Ryan Bingham: Never say "fired."
    Ryan Bingham: Never say 'fired'.
    Natalie Keener: You've been let go.
    Ryan Bingham: Why?
    Natalie Keener: This is a mythical situation, how could I possibly know why?


  • Craig Gregory: She's fired Ned.
    Ryan Bingham: A dog can fire Ned. Fire me!


  • Ryan Bingham: Mr. Gregory hired me, he's the only one who can fire me. You know what, I'm gonna go talk to him.
    Natalie Keener: Mr. Bingham...
    Ryan Bingham: No, no, you can't follow me, you're on a computer screen.


  • Ryan Bingham: Fire me again.
    Ryan Bingham: Try again. Fire me.
    Natalie Keener: I just did.
    Ryan Bingham: Actually, you didn't.
    Ryan Bingham: Actually, you didn't. Now, fire me.


  • Ryan Bingham: That's me hanging up on you.
    Craig Gregory: Great! Love that sound.
    Craig Gregory: Good. I love that sound.


  • Ryan Bingham: Why she wants dozens of reminders of places she hasn't been is beyond me.


  • Natalie Keener: I thought I'd be engaged by now...no offense.
    Natalie Keener: I thought I'd be engaged by now, no offense.
    Alex Goran: It's alright.
    Ryan Bingham: No, it's fine.


  • Alex Goran: What a weasely prick.
    Natalie Keener: Yeah, but what does that make me? Someone who falls for a prick?


  • Natalie Keener: *types furiously*
    Natalie Keener: [types furiously]
    Ryan Bingham: You mad at your computer?
    Ryan Bingham: Are you mad at your computer?
    Natalie Keener: I type with purpose.


  • Alex Goran: I'm a sucker for simulated hospitality.


  • Alex Goran: He broke up with you over text message?
    Ryan Bingham: It's like firing people over the internet.


  • Natalie Keener: You're so pretty! You're exactly how I wanna look like in 15 years.
    Alex Goran: Thank you Natalie!


  • Natalie Keener: What kind of relationship do you have?
    Ryan Bingham: You know, casual.
    Natalie Keener: Sounds pretty special.


  • Ryan Bingham: I'll try my best.
    Kara Bingham: Thank you for trying your best.


  • Alex Goran: What, you want me to be your date?
    Ryan Bingham: I don't want to be the lonely guy at the bar. I want a dance partner, I want a plus one, and if I could stomach it, I'd like it to be you.


  • Natalie Keener: I don't get it, why does your sister want a fake photo?
    Ryan Bingham: My sister's kooky, she thinks this is charming, like that gnome thing.
    Natalie Keener: No, I meant why would she want a picture in front of the St. Louis airport?


  • Natalie Keener: *breaks into tears* Brian left me!
    Natalie Keener: [breaks into tears] Brian left me!


  • Natalie Keener: It's a cocoon of self-vanishment!
    Natalie Keener: It's a cocoon of self-banishment!
    Ryan Bingham: Wow, big words!


  • Bob: And, without benefits, I guess I can hold my daughter as she suffers from her asthma!


  • Ryan Bingham: I tell people how to avoid commitment.
    Kara Bingham: What kind of a f*cked up message is that?!


  • Natalie Keener: Isn't ten million just a number?
    Ryan Bingham: Pi is just a number.


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